Events and Education

Events and Education

We are keen to promote education for our members (and non-members) through a variety of workshops and speakers.

We hope to resume the monthly talks at Sidcup Conservative Club, 19 Station Road, DA15 7EB, 8 PM for 8.15 start. Non-members are also welcome for a small fee.

We also have a variety of interesting workshops, available to both members and to non-members.

Forthcoming Events:

Awareness Sessions:

Awareness Sessions 2020

In response to a number of requests, we are organising a number of workshops directed towards key practical skills in field archaeology. The sessions are intended for those with some previous knowledge/experience, or who are sufficiently confident they can gain from the workshops.
Priority given to existing membership. Cost £5 for members.
Each session will take place between 1000 and 1500, with one hour for lunch (White Cross or Kelseys Farm).
Please let Clare know which sessions you want to attend (and give some money to the Treasurer!).

  • Saturday 8th August 2020 Illustration – Ethan
  • Saturday 15th August 2020 Survey (Levels) – Steve
  • Saturday 22nd August 2020 Finds Processing – Clare
  • Saturday 12th September 2020 Plan/Section Drawing – All

If you would like to see other topics covered, please let Clare Know.

AGM – 

AGM on Saturday 5 September, please see below the time.

We will be on site in the from 10am for those who want to have a dig, look at the site, chat about what we have been up to, see finds from our old site or just chill out.

1pm – BBQ

2pm – AGM

Past Talks:

21 November 2019 – Andrew Mayfield – (Community Archaeology for Kent County Council)

19 September 2019 – Wayne Perkins (Pre-Construct Archaeology) “Late Bronze Age Ritual Activity & a Late Iron Age/ early Romano-British ‘transition’ site at Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon

18 July 2019 – Ethan Doyle-White – Paganism, Christianity, and Folk Religion in Anglo-Saxon England

21 March 2019 – Ireneo Grosso – (Pre-Construct Archaeology) “Harper Road Excavation– Roman Coffin”

16 May 2019 – Andy Brockman – “Conflict Archaeology and Heritage Crime”

17 January 2019 – John Clark, Honorary Reader at UCL, Institute of Archaeology and Curator Emeritus at Museum of London -“Lost & Found – the rediscovery of Roman London”



20 September – “Women in Ancient Egypt” – led by Sofija Kirovski-McLean

17 May – “A Possible Weir and Flash Lock at the Lea at Pudding Mill Lane” – led by David Sankey (not Starkey as I keep typing) (MOLA)

19 July – “Secrets from the River Thames” – London Mudlarker Jason Sandy

15 March -“Mametz Wood and the 38th Welsh Division – an Archaeological Project” – led by Steve Roberts (Battlefield Historian)

Thursday 18 January – John Acworth – “The Spatial Aspects of London’s Hillforts and Earthworks”

Thursday 21 September – Joshua Frost (Senior Community Archaeologist for Thames Discovery Programme) – “Getting My Feet Wet – a year of Community archaeology with Thames Development Programme”

Thursday 16 November – Mark Stevenson (Historic England) – “Recent development related to archaeoogical site work within the borough”

Thursday 19 January – Dr David Walsh – “Death of the Gods? From Paganism to Christianity in the Late Roman Empire”

Thursday 16 March – Dave Sankey – MOLS
Stepney Green: Moated Manor House to City Farm.

Thursday 18 May – Andrew Mayfield (Kent County Council Community Archaeologist and Historic Environment Record Officer) – “Cobham Landscape Detectives: year one”

Thursday 20 July – Scadbury Manor – Orpington District Archaeological Society

Thursday 17 November 2016 – Don Watson – “St Mary’s Spitalfields – burials”

Thursday 19 May 2016 – Sofija Kirovski-Mclean – “Egyptian Mummification.”

Thursday 21 July 2016 – Ethan White – “Archaeology and Modern Paganism”